Renewable Energy and Greenhouse Gas Policy: Guidance for State Policymakers and Regulators
Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) has released Corporate and Voluntary Renewable Energy in State Greenhouse Gas Policy: An Air Regulator's Guide, a comprehensive guide with accompanying fact sheet that examines the relationship between voluntary renewable energy purchases—such as those by corporate buyers—and state greenhouse gas policy. By examining where these markets and policies intersect and the best ways state regulators can ensure the grid benefits for clean energy purchasers, the guide and associated fact sheet offer real-world solutions for ensuring the integrity of the voluntary renewable energy market through sound policy and regulation.
CRS is also holding a series of two region-specific webinars that will offer specific guidance and best practices on the intersection between greenhouse gas and carbon regulations and renewable energy markets:
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM PT
This webinar will feature a case study of the voluntary renewable energy set-aside mechanism in California’s program.
Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Noon PT
This webinar will feature a case study of the voluntary renewable energy set-aside mechanism in the RGGI program.
This guide evaluates the effect of GHG regulations for the power sector on voluntary renewable energy, and vice-versa. It includes guidance for states to prevent GHG regulation from removing the grid emissions benefits of voluntary renewable energy and maintain private investment in emissions-reducing renewable energy.
A companion piece to Corporate and Voluntary Renewable Energy in State Greenhouse Gas Policy: An Air Regulator's Guide, this fact sheet details the options available to states as they consider adoption and implementation of cap-and-trade or similar carbon regulation programs, and the impacts of these programs on renewable energy development and the voluntary renewable energy market.
About Center for Resource Solutions
Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) is a national nonprofit with global impact. CRS brings forth expert responses to climate change issues with the speed and effectiveness necessary to provide real-time solutions. Its leadership through collaboration and environmental innovation builds policies and consumer-protection mechanisms in renewable energy, greenhouse gas reductions, and energy efficiency that foster healthy and sustained growth in national and international markets. For more information about its programs, visit www.resource-solutions.org.